Writers & Authors

South Florida Creatives Emergency Response Program

Miami-Dade County
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Help artists, musicians, and creatives identify, understand and secure resources to withstand the current crisis.
  • Free, one-on-one consultations will be available for participants to ask specific questions about various federal, state, local and private programs (loans/grants/deferrals/law changes)
June 3, 2020

Artist Relief Emergency Grant

Artist Relief
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • One-time grants of $5,000 to support artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
September 1, 2020

Emergency Grants for Authors

Carnegie Fund for Authors
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Emergency financial assistance to help cover expenses resulting from major challenges  like  illness or injury to self, spouse, or dependent child.

Writers Emergency Assistance Fund

American Society of Journalists and Authors
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Grant, maximum amount of $3,500

Emergency Relief Fund

Economic Hardship Reporting Project
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Financial assistance grants between $500 - $1,500

COVID-19 Emergency Grants

Dramatists Guild Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Emergency financial assistance for individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists

Journalism Relief Fund

International Women’s Media Foundation
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

The Journalism Relief Fund provides women-identifying journalists small grants of up to $2,000 per request to assist  with the following:

  • Living assistance to prevent homelessness and food insecurity
  • Acute medical care and mental health services
  • Childcare 
  • Legal support

 Special consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis to those who have greater financial need.


Authors League Fund

Authors League Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • No-strings-attached, interest and tax-free loans for professional writers that can be used to cover pressing expenses
  • If awarded, repayment can be made when and as one is able. This can be in the form of partial repayment, installments, or donations of any amount

Journalist Furlough Fund

Journalist Furlough Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Financial assistance for journalists to help with expenses including but not limited to rent, bills or equipment

Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing

We Need Diverse Books
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • One-time grants of $500 to cover household expenses, medical payments, debt, rent, mortgage, or other similar costs

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund

Queer Writers of Color Relief Fund
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Unrestricted financial assistance of up to $500
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